Fueling our future.

Entrepreneurship is — and has always been — the heartbeat of a thriving global economy. Unprecedented shifts in how we live, work, play and build community have created opportunity in every industry. Armed with advances in technology, sustainable solutions, and innovative products and services, entrepreneurs seek out these inflection points to fuel a different kind of future. 

Global impact of entrepreneurship

Source: 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report

of the world’s adult population are entrepreneurs
people employed by entrepreneurial ventures and businesses
revenue generated by 305 million entrepreneurial businesses worldwide

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM winners from 47 countries and territories compete in the ultimate global competition for entrepreneurs.

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Our commitment to entrepreneurs

EY is passionate about entrepreneurship. For nearly 40 years, EY has recognized the social and economic impact of entrepreneurs and continues to celebrate their shared mission to create long-term value. 

From startups to mature businesses, EY supports entrepreneurs at every stage of growth across industries and geographies to create sustained value. We do this through:

  1. Equitable entrepreneurship: Targeted entrepreneurship programs provide the services, insights and invaluable networks that define our global, diverse ecosystem of leaders, including our flagship programs, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ and EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™.
  2. Proprietary insight: The EY 7 Drivers of Growth strategic, research-backed workshops are designed for CEOs, owners and entrepreneurs to assess, deliver and scale their businesses.
  3. Tailored services: From audit to technology consulting, EY experts can provide the relevant services and solutions to fit the specific needs of each entrepreneur. 

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